Root Glacier Ice Climbing
Difficulty: Medium - adventurous people in good condition
Dates: Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 10th, 2017. Custom/private trips available - inquire with us for details!
Price: $145 adult/$125 child
Copper Oar Kennecott Office: Where you will meet your guide and get outfitted for your ice climbing adventure!
Root Glacier: Where we first set foot on the glacier!
Donoho Peak: Striking peak that rises above the Root Glacier.
Donoho Falls Overlook: Great view of Donoho Falls as it plunges under the edge of the Root Glacier.
Glacial Moulins: You may have the opportunity to hike further up the glacier and climb in a moulin.
Discover a New Sport!
Try your hand at a new sport under the guidance and expertise of our professional guides! Whether this is your first time, or you have tried it before, the Root Glacier provides the perfect venue for people who would like to ice climb in Alaska. All technical equipment is provided, as well as expert instruction from your experienced guides, allowing you to ice climb in one of the most spectacular environments in the world.
- -The Root Glacier provides climbing options for everyone from the nervous novices to seasoned climbers
- -Friendly and professional guides will teach you “the ropes”
- -Try out a new sport in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking environments in the world
- -Views of the mile-high Stairway Icefall, 16,390ft Mt. Blackburn, and other stunning Alaskan peaks
Here at Copper Oar, we emphasize safety and customer experience with all our trips. Our experienced guides have been leading various trips in the remote Alaskan wilderness for over 30 years, and are always excited to share the beauty of this place with others. You will be in good hands from the moment your guide outfits you with boots and crampons, until you’re sharing pictures and stories back at the office at the end of the day. Come join us for a fun day of ice climbing out on the Root Glacier!